Nina Mae McKinney
Nina Mae McKinney was born on June 12, 1912 in Lancaster, South Carolina. Due to the times in which she lived coupled with the fact that she was only 54 when she died, she only has 26 acting credits in her filmography, and sadly 8 are “uncredited” and she is simply known as “chick” in another.
Frustratingly enough, she had the beauty and talent to be a household name, but is relatively forgotten today.
That’s why those of us up to our necks in Old Hollywood are here and stars like Nina Mae McKinney fuel us every bit as much as stars like Audrey Hepburn and Sidney Poitier. I’m having trouble getting my hands on many pictures of beautiful Nina Mae but will post more on Hollywood Yesterday as I get them.
You can learn more about Nina Mae McKinney by reading the biography Nina Mae McKinney: The Black Greta Garbo (link to the book on Amazon) by Stephen Bourne. It’s in my Amazon cart and I can’t wait to add it to my Old Hollywood biographies collection. I’m even more anxious to read it. As soon as I do, I’ll let you know all about it!
What a Beauty!